333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos
X marks the spot! Join Pack 61 for a fun afternoon of orienteering, bbq’ing, and games!
Date/time: July 14, 2019, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Vasona Lake County Park / 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, 95032
Picnic area for supply drop-off: Raintree Group Site
Orienteering meeting point: Playground at Vasona Lake County Park
Originally used as a training exercise for military officers, the sport of orienteering blends the sport of cross country running with the skill of map & compass navigation. Scouts will learn all the skills and knowledge required to complete a popular course that was created in 2012 as part of an Eagle Scout project.
After orienteering, enjoy a bbq lunch, a water balloon fight, and an exciting kickball game featuring Scouts vs Akelas! Families are also welcome to explore the many beautiful park amenities including a train ride and boat rentals (paddle and row boats). The lake also offers fishing for black bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill.
The pack will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and buns. Please bring water, sunscreen, a compass (if you have one), a blanket, and favorite lawns games for your immediate family. All immediate family members welcome. This counts as a summertime activity for those Scouts that are working towards their summertime badge.
Schedule of Events:
11:00 – Drop off your supplies at the Raintree picnic area and walk over the playground
11:30 – Orienteering and grilling begins! Scouts meet at the playground and chefs meet at the grills. Look for Shabbir Suterwala (orienteering) and Nicole Pedersen (grills).
1:00 – Lunch is served!
1:45 – Water balloon fight
2:00 – Kickball game
Parking Tip – The picnic area is not adjacent to the playground. It will probably be easier to unload your car if you park near the picnic area, and then walk over to the orienteering meeting point. Please note that there is a $6 vehicle entry fee to drive into the park.
Here’s a link to a map of the park showing the picnic area and the playground area where we will meet for the start of the orienteering course: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L6GpUFf0-qLPgYBj1Yd7_K-Vwu5udIP7
Here’s a link to a view of the picnic area: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zcWM4AC681ETiGFt8
If you have any questions, please email Nicole Pedersen at nicolerpedersen©gmail•com.
A SignUp Genius will be distributed closer to the event, so you can sign up for a shared dish.
For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=2144273